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2009-02-19 06:00:00

Dieters and athletes love the taste; parents love that it is made in a peanut free facility FRESNO, Calif., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to viral marketing, growing demand and increasing sales, Barney Butter Almond Butterwww.barneybutter.com has expanded its distribution, including 128 locations of Raley's Family of Fine Stores. Barney Butter is an all natural, no-stir, no-refrigeration almond butter. Demand prompted a move to a much larger facility that is peanut free (almond...

2009-02-17 08:52:46

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the list of companies recalling possibly contaminated products containing peanuts is still growing. The FDA said the Peanut Corp. of America, which filed for bankruptcy last week, supplied the peanuts, peanut butter and peanut paste used in the recalled products that are believed to be linked to more than 500 salmonella-related illnesses and nine deaths. Among the latest recalls were: --The Heavenly Candy Co.: Peanut Bliss-brand and Heavenly...

2009-02-16 08:40:00

General Mills Inc. and Stop & Shop supermarkets are among the U.S. companies issuing recent recalls of possibly tainted peanut products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said some of the plants operated by The Peanut Corp. of American were the source of the salmonella contamination. PCA filed for bankruptcy protection Friday in Virginia. Among the latest recalls of products containing peanuts, peanut butter and peanut paste manufactured by PCA were: --General Mills Inc.: Three...

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2009-02-14 06:35:00

On Friday, Peanut Corp. of America filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy amidst a salmonella outbreak that affected a number of consumers. "It's regrettable, but it's inevitable with the events of last month," said Andrew S. Goldstein, the lawyer who filed the bankruptcy petition. The salmonella outbreak was traced to the company's facility in Blakely, Ga.  According to the Food and Drug Administration, inspectors found mold, roaches, filthy equipment and a leaking roof at the plant. ...

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2009-02-13 09:25:00

Texas state health officials announced Thursday the massive recall of products manufactured at plant run by the company responsible for the latest salmonella epidemic. They made the Peanut Corp. of America recall all goods prepared at the Plainview, Texas, plant, closed this week for an investigation. "The order was issued after dead rodents, rodent excrement and bird feathers were discovered yesterday in a crawl space above a production area during an in-depth Department of State Health...

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2009-02-12 07:50:43

On Wednesday, the owner of a peanut products company refused to testify before Congress over allegations that he knowingly sold tainted stock that poisoned 550 people. Stewart Parnell, owner of Peanut Corp. of America, appeared before a Congressional sub-committee investigating one of the largest food recalls in U.S. history. During the hearing Parnell was shown evidence that he had encouraged officials to ignore tests revealing that his products could pose a health risk to consumers. One of...

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2009-02-10 13:15:00

Reports of the most recent salmonella outbreak have raised a number of concerns among US consumers. In light of the recent outbreak that has killed 8 people and sickened at least 550 nationwide, consumers are becoming exceedingly cautious. "You just don't want to take a chance," Louie Paine, manager of Penny's Noodle Shop in Oak Park, Illinois, told Reuters. Penny's is among a number of businesses that have decided to stop using peanuts in their menu items altogether. In fact, the major US...

2009-02-10 09:55:49

Rite Aid, Kmart and Stop and Shop are among the latest of hundreds of U.S. companies announcing the recall of possibly tainted peanut butter products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration identified the source of the salmonella-contaminated peanut butter, peanut paste and peanuts as a Georgia manufacturing plant operated by the Peanut Corp. of America. Cookies, pet foods, cereals and ice cream are among the foods being recalled, although major brands of jarred peanut butter are not...

2009-02-06 13:24:00

An additional 1.5 million self-contained packaged meals are being readied for distribution to FEMA. These are also not affected by the recall. FT. BELVOIR, Va., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Defense Logistics Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are shipping 660,000 military Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) to Kentucky and Arkansas storm victims. The MREs, designed for use by the military, are safe to eat and will replace the commercial meal kits that have been distributed to...

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2009-02-06 13:20:00

Possibly contaminated peanut butter and other foods were shipped by the Agriculture Department to schools in at least three states under a contract with the Georgia peanut company at fault for a nationwide salmonella outbreak. According to an AP report, as of Thursday, all business with the company had been stopped, as officials defended their efforts to halt the outbreak that has sickened at least 575 people in 43 states. At least eight have died. With more than 1,300 possibly contaminated...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.